On May 7th, 2013 at approximately 7:05pm Transit Police officers from Area 2 received a radio call for a MBTA bus/pedestrian accident in Melrose. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information : an 88 year old man was struck by an MBTA route 131 (Melrose Highlands) bus at the intersection of Franklin and Pratt Streets in Melrose. The victim has been pronounced deceased.
Currently Transit Police detectives and the Middlesex District Attorney's Office are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
MEDIA inquiries should be directed to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office